Niles Cub Scout and Boy Scout Pack 578

Earning Badges


Welcome to Our Pack!

Weekly Cub Scout meetings are held on Tuesday nights at 6:55 pm at:
The Homeschol HUB
220 E. Main St.
Niles, MI 49120.

Boy Scouts meet Tuesday nights at the Hub.

Thank you to Voices of Truth Ministries for spoonsoring our Pack and to The Homeschool Hub for the use of their building for our meetings.

We are part of LaSalle Council. Their website is

All boys in first grade or later (or 7 years old to 10 years old) are welcome to join our Cub Scout Pack. Sons 11 years old and up are welcome to join our Boy Scout Troop. First graders and an adult companion (usually mom or dad, but a grandparent or other adult is welcome, too) will be in the Tiger den. Second graders will be in the Wolf den. Third graders in the Bear den, and fourth graders in Webelos. After that, it's on to Boy Scouts!

What is Scouts all About?

The Purposes of Cub Scouting

Since 1930, the Boy Scouts of America has helped younger boys through Cub Scouting. It is a year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade (or 7, 8, 9, and 10 years of age). Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the purposes of Cub Scouting. Currently, Cub Scouting is the largest of the BSA's three membership divisions. (The others are Boy Scouting and Venturing.)

The 10 purposes of Cub Scouting are:
1. Character Development
2. Spiritual Growth
3. Good Citizenship
4. Sportsmanship and Fitness
5. Family Understanding
6. Respectful Relationships
7. Personal Achievement
8. Friendly Service
9. Fun and Adventure
10. Preparation for Boy Scouts


Cub Scouting means "doing." Everything in Cub Scouting is designed to have the boys doing things. Activities are used to achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.

Many of the activities happen right in the den and pack. The most important are the weekly den meetings and the monthly pack meetings.

Cub Scout Academics and Sports

The Cub Scout Academics and Sports program provides the opportunity for boys to learn new techniques, increase scholarship skills, develop sportsmanship, and have fun. Participation in the program allows boys to be recognized for physical fitness and talent-building activities.


Age-appropriate camping programs are packed with theme-oriented action that brings Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos Scouts into the great out-of-doors. Day camping comes to the boy in neighborhoods across the country; resident camping is at least a three-day experience in which Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts camp within a developed theme of adventure and excitement. "Cub Scout Worlds" are used by many councils to carry the world of imagination into reality with actual theme structures of castles, forts, ships, etc. Cub Scout pack families enjoy camping in local council camps and other council-approved campsites. Camping programs combine fun and excitement with doing one's best, getting along with others, and developing an appreciation for ecology and the world of the outdoors.

Character Development

Since its origin, the Scouting program has been an educational experience concerned with values. In 1910, the first activities for Scouts were designed to build character, physical fitness, practical skills, and service. These elements were part of the original Cub Scout program and continue to be part of Cub Scouting today.

Character can be defined as the collection of core values possessed by an individual that leads to moral commitment and action. Core values are the basis of good character development. In helping boys develop character, Cub Scouting promotes the following 12 core values.

Cub Scouting's 12 Core Values
1. Citizenship
2. Compassion
3. Cooperation
4. Courage
5. Faith
6. Health and fitness
7. Honesty
8. Perseverance
9. Positive attitude
10. Resourcefulness
11. Respect
12. Responsibility

Character is "values in action."


Volunteers are informed of national news and events through Scouting magazine (circulation 900,000). Boys may subscribe to Boys' Life magazine (circulation 1.3 million). Both are published by the Boy Scouts of America. Also available are a number of youth and leader publications, including the Tiger Cub Handbook, Wolf Handbook, Bear Handbook, Webelos Handbook, Cub Scout Leader Book, Cub Scout Leader How-to Book, Cub Scout Program Helps, and Webelos Leader Guide.


The Cub Scouting colors are blue and gold. They have special meaning, which will help boys see beyond the fun of Cub Scouting to its ultimate goals.

The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above.

The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness.

Upcoming Events

July 15 Each Scout should bring a decorated shoebox or other small box to begin God and Me

Cubmaster Corner
Always check our Pack web and call me if you have any questions. Please let us know when your son can't make it to meetings.

Law of the Pack: The Cub Scout Follows Akela.
The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
The Cub Scout gives good will.

Take time for your family today. See the difference you can make in the life of your child. We need to be a community of support, by bringing our children together, raising our children to God's standards, and being "heroes" for our sons and daughters.


Please remember to bring a snack to share for all Pack Meetings. All family members are invited to attend Pack Meetings.

Cubmaster: Lori Keller  Scoutmaster: Joe Keller